A(n Energy Efficient) Night Before Christmas

It seems like every one and their brother has a Night Before Christmas parody. Mine appeared in fragments on Twitter a short while ago, during an odd moment of creative inspiration, and would’ve been completely lost to Twistory, had it not been for my good friend Sean Lintow Sr. capturing it. So, with only some minor editorial adjustments, here it is, in all its glory:

A(n Energy Efficient) Night Before Christmas

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Comment by John Poole on December 27, 2013 at 9:28am

Hi Matthew,

This is excellent! Thanks very much for sharing it. I really like the way your poem emphasizes much of the technical details of home performance and building science.

You might want to consider adding this as a full post to the global blog stream. That way, it will get maximum exposure. Having it here as a comment attached to mine means not quite as many people will find it. Hope you'll consider doing that.

Thanks again for sharing it, and have a very Happy New Year!

- John

Comment by John Poole on December 27, 2013 at 9:19am

Merry Christimas to you too, Sean! And have a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Comment by Matthew Damon on December 27, 2013 at 8:31am

I'm not a regular poster but I thought I'd share my version. Happy Holidays everyone!

Comment by Matthew Damon on December 27, 2013 at 8:29am

Ode to Efficiency

The cellulose was blown in the attic with care

In hopes a cold winter soon would be there

The leaks and the cracks and the holes are all foamed

Plugging up spaces where mice once roamed

Insulated basement walls keep in the heat

Making floors toasty warm for kids stocking feet

Air in the home is fresh, healthy, and clean

A Heat Recovery Ventilator is a wonderful machine

The walls are warm to the touch and quiet inside

Because in these thick walls dense packed cellulose resides

Solar panels on the roof harness the sun

And the right orientation means fuel use is next to none

Whether new or old or big or small

An energy efficient home has it all

They are healthy and safe and easy to heat

With a level of comfort that can’t be beat

A low carbon footprint is good for the Earth

And is the very best way to spread holiday mirth

So this holiday season let’s all do our part

Have an energy audit to see where to start

If you’re building a new home and want it just right

Make sure it’s well insulated and very air tight

For these are the keys to a comfortable home

That is healthy and safe for families to roam

With that we will end this and turn off the light

An efficient home for all

And to all a good night

Comment by Sean Lintow Sr on December 24, 2013 at 7:06am

It was my pleasure & glad I saw it as it is a good one - Merry Christmas bud

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